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Cities, cars zooming, traffic,
honks, beeps, squawks, shouts,
buildings tall, smoke suffocating
people, people, people, people
in their own worlds, never knowing, never seeing
me,
just a small green sprout no longer admired.

Alligator purse, 12 inch heels, hoop-dee hoop earrings,
bling, blang, bleck,
Cadillac, Limousine, boat, horse,
big house on the ocean,
lap dogs barking, sleeping, eating
me,
just a stupid green meaningless weed.

Ring, ring, ring, beep, buzz,
ads, talking moving screens,
bursts of color, sound, music?
engaging, intriguing, addicting, entertaining
people, people, people, people
walking by and sometimes stepping on
me,
just a dying plant no longer cared for,
no longer admired.



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DanielM said...
Jul. 25, 2012 at 10:53 am
Great poem. I really like how you repeat yourself. I like how your talking about the city and how you have to look a certain way to fit in. great message. Suggestion: Try maybe to expand more on this poem
 
caitiekate replied...
Jul. 25, 2012 at 3:33 pm
thank you!! ya, I can definitley add another stanza or so... with just those three parts i felt it was enough to capture how technology has taken over more natual things...that's again for your comment (:
 
Evilisbeneaththecurls said...
Jul. 19, 2012 at 11:07 am
this. is. so. good. it really communicates how hummanity needs to take time to stop and smell the roses.
 
caitiekate replied...
Jul. 19, 2012 at 7:53 pm
Thank you!!!!! That's exactly what I was going for. I'm glad you understand it too (: (: Please check out some of my other stuff to see if you like it...it may be longer than this poem though haha!!
 
youngspeare said...
Jul. 19, 2012 at 10:34 am
Great piece. What I like about it is the small repitions they emphasize a lot..
Keep writing Kate 
:)
 
caitiekate replied...
Jul. 19, 2012 at 7:51 pm
Thanks! I was trying to capture the fast-moving pace that the world has become. Always going always caught up in technology. (: It's sad...haha
 
albinotiger said...
Jul. 17, 2012 at 6:33 pm
great job and totally true HEY CAITIE I LOVE YOU!!!!!
 
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